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Doctors Fix Man’s Broken Neck at AIIMS Trauma Centre

Doctors Fix Man’s Broken Neck at AIIMS Trauma Centre

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences’ (AIIMS) Trauma Centre successfully fixed a 32-year-old man’s broken neck on April 14. What made it possible was the Centre’s recently procured multi-dimensional imaging system called the O-arm that provides real-time 3-D images of the vertebral column patient on the operation table. “Normally we would have fixed the spine in what we call a blind procedure. Inside the OT, we could only imagine the structure of spine while fixing the broken bone with screws; we only had the x-ray images to rely upon,” said Dr Deepak Agrawal, assistant professor neurosurgery, AIIMS Trauma Centre, …

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